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Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe

An Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe to add to your repertoire of dinner-party worthy meals. But hey make it ANY time for a tasty dinner with plenty of leftovers!

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When I was a kid we used to get tv dinners once in a while. I mean like once a year or so!

close up of easy homemade salisbury steak


I would spend way too long in front of the freezer at the store trying to decide what I was going to have for dinner. There were so many choices but only two were true contenders.

I mean it was really only a toss-up between fried chicken with french fries OR Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes. The dilemma was real in Hungry-Man land.

Ever since those days, I’ve thought happily about Salisbury steak. When I got older I decided to try making them at home.

After many failed attempts I have a recipe that I enjoy making and that tastes good. And more importantly, my family loved them too.

a pan full of fresh Salisbury Steaks

A few Notes on This Salisbury Steak Recipe:

It’s a little bit of a mix between homemade and storebought though. I use beef broth for the base of the Salisbury steak gravy. No regrets on that one, it makes for an easy gravy.

On some occasions, I’ve used brown gravy mix too. It all works. If I use brown gravy mix I just water it down a little, add extra dried onion flakes, corn starch, and call it good.

I will give recommended amounts in the recipe notes if you want to use a brown gravy mix.

You can ALSO swap out the ground beef for ground turkey. The recipe won’t be QUITE the same but it will work!

ingredients set up for homemade salisbury steaks-meat, panko, spices,  plus a Mason Cash bowl, Anthropologie measuring cup

This recipe calls for Panko, a Japanese Bread Crumb. Feel free to sub in cracker crumbs or bread crumbs or even extra dried bread cubes crushed up. You want the crumbs to lighten up the meat patty so pretty much anything will work.

The mushrooms. To use or not to use, that’s always my question. I have one kid who swears mushrooms are dog lips. Right. So there’s that.

Yet everyone loves mushrooms. I use a few and chop them finely so they are almost unidentifiable. BUT this recipe would tolerate up to 1/2 of pound of sliced button mushrooms. I am all for that many mushrooms!

What to serve with homemade tasty beef patties? Ohhhh good question! I love to serve it with mashed potatoes for that gravy goodness. If you’re not having mashed potatoes a good bread for mopping up gravy works too.

And our favorite vegetable with Salisbury steak is green beans. I think that’s what used to be in TV dinners too.

Yep just checked it definitely came with green beans!

Looking for ANOTHER old-fashioned recipe??

I know you are! You need to try my Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf! If you think you don’t like meatloaf think again!!

Yield: 12 steaks

Easy Homemade Salisbury Steak Recipe

close up of easy homemade salisbury steak

An Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe to add to your repertoire of dinner-party worthy meals. But hey make it ANY time for a tasty dinner with plenty of leftovers!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 TBSP cooking oil, if your beef is very lean
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 TBSP onion flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

Salisbury Steak Gravy

  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 4 button mushrooms, sliced or chopped finely depending on what you like
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 TBSP dried onions 
  • 3 TBSP corn starch


  1. preheat deep frying pan, with oil if using
  2. mix the beef with the spices, then add bread crumbs, eggs, and Worcestershire sauce
  3. mix until well combined but not packed tightly together
  4. make 12 small patties, you can make oval patties if you like, and brown the patties in the frying pan on both sides
  5. once browned remove to a plate
  6. melt the butter in the same pan, add the mushrooms to the frying pan and saute lightly and scrape up the browned bits
  7. add the broth, and 3/4 cup of water, begin to bring to a boil
  8. mix the cornstarch with the remaining water
  9. mix a small amount of hot broth with the cornstarch mix
  10. stir all into the gravy mix, whisking smooth
  11. bring to a boil, add the onion flake
  12. taste for salt and pepper add as needed
  13. put the Salisbury steak in the gravy, cover and bake for 25-30 minutes
  14. remove to lid bake five more minutes


if you're using a gravy mix, use enough for 2 cups of gravy and cut it with one cup of water

add an extra Tablespoon of cornstarch as mixed in above

you're adding water to cut the saltiness of the gravy mix

if you don't mind the saltiness of the gravy by all means use 3 cups of gravy

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2 thoughts on “Easy Salisbury Steak Recipe”

  1. This is a classic dish that everyone devours. So simple too. Love the button mushrooms in the streak gravy. I’ve never added in in gravy until now. This is a keeper!


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